How to meet startup investors
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How to meet startup investors

Tips for the best places to meet startup investors
3.9 (30 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,727 students enrolled
Created by Jonathan Patrick
Last updated 8/2017
Price: Free
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the best places to meet startup investors
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  • No prior knowledge needed

*Note - this material is also available in my paid course, "The Ultimate Guide to Funding a Business", along with more information.

This course will teach you the best places for increasing your chances of meeting potential investors for your startup or existing business. The lessons are delivered through short video sessions and bonus material includes a brief eBook that covers the material .

Topics include:

  • Networking
  • Online sites
  • Accelerators/Incubators
  • and more!

Plus, get to listen to the CEO of an angel investor network share tips for working with angel investors!

No special equipment is needed. Just something to take notes with, be it pen/paper or a smart device.

Who is the target audience?
  • Start-ups and existing entrepreneurs looking to find investors for their business
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Course material
10 Lectures 40:57

Many entrepreneurs discount the depth of their own network when beginning to look for startup investors. Use this question and it will dramatically change your chances of finding investors for your company.

Lesson #1 - Who do you know?

Pitch competitions are a great place to meet potential investors. That is because they, the investors, tend to attend such events as a way to see what startups are up and coming.

Lesson #2 - Pitch competitions

Similar to pitch competitions, accelerators and incubators are instructor led programs that are designed to speed up the launch and/or growth of the startups they accept into their programs. Generally 90 days in length, these programs often require you apply to be accepted and are often industry focused.

Lesson #3 - Accelerators/Incubators

Networking in general is a great way to meet investors. Just be sure you are selective where you network. No sense in spending all your time at networking events with too many corporate people.

Lesson #4 - Networking

Online sites like and are great places to establish a profile. Just be careful that you get to know any potential investor before you formalize a relationship with them.

Final lesson - Online sites

Try answering these three questions to see how much you understand about meeting investors.

Practice your new skills! Easy quiz
3 questions

Now that you have learned all about meeting angel investors, it is time to listen to one share tips on working with them. Check out my friend and CEO of Angel Capital Group discuss all things angel investor.

Learn by listening to an interview of an actual investor

This ebook summarizes the course by going through each section. On top of that it is downloadable!

ebook: "How to Meet Investors"

Here is your chance to practice, and get feedback, on what you would say to an investor. Just message me, through Udemy, your "elevator pitch"  and I will do my best to personally provide you some input and how to better structure your statement.

Bonus practice session!

There is a new type of startup funding that is gaining in popularity, so I wanted to share it with you.

In this video I talk about the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and why you should be careful in raising capital through this equity vehicle.

Bonus lecture: A new type of startup funding - Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Bonus lecture: One of my most popular courses!
About the Instructor
Jonathan Patrick
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2,163 Students
4 Courses
Launch and grow the business of your dreams!

I am crazy passionate about helping people launch and grow the business of their dreams. More specifically I advise companies and entrepreneurs by focusing on the ways culture, innovation, and strategy can impact their businesses.

In hopes we can learn more about each other, here are a few things that define me:

  • Proud husband and father
  • Have helped entrepreneurs raise over $500,000,000 in capital between both debt and equity facilities
  • Founder of 3 startups. Each named “first-mover” in their respective industries 
  • Helped multiple companies improve their sales and net profit by 10x factors
  • C-level executive in the banking industry
  • Recognized as the top lending executive in my industry in 2014
  • Recognized for innovation in the banking industry for my Feasible Funding software solution
  • Led the top Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in my state for 3 consecutive years
  • Marketing degree and have run the Marketing Department for a 230MM organization
  • Regular pitch competition judge and incubator mentor
  • Board member for the Fairview Technology Incubator
  • Board member to one of the first healthcare co-ops in the United States
  • Board member to the second largest credit agency in the United States
  • Former professional mixed martial artist (MMA) and undefeated in my weight class
  • 1996 Point Fighting Karate Champion
  • Trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the Gracie family
  • Have coached multiple people through massive weight loss (50+ pounds)